Summer 2014 Course Listings

We will add Summer 2015 courses and descriptions as they become available. In the meantime, the sample 2014 course listings show the typical variety of courses available during the Summer Sessions. Click a course title to see its description. Sign up to be notified when 2015 courses are posted.

Students should contact the departmental representative with course-related questions.

Russian Practicum

Director:
Dr. Alla A. Smyslova
708 Hamilton
212-854-8155
as2157@columbia.edu

Language courses provide an opportunity to students who may wish to accelerate their study of Russian, Russian literature, and Russian culture and cinema.

Tuition

Russian Practicum courses are offered at a special flat tuition rate. For details, visit the Tuition & Fees page for your admissions category:

Summer 2014

Slavic Languages

Russian Language

  • RUSS S1101F. Beginning Russian, I. 4 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jun 02 to Jul 04

    Designed to develop all four skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Taken with RUSS S1102R, equivalent to full-year elementary course.Language Resource Center Fee: $15.00

  • RUSS S1102R. Beginning Russian, II. 4 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 07 to Aug 01

    Prerequisites: One semester of college-level Russian, or the equivalent, and the instructor's permission.

    Continuation of RUSS S1101H.Language Resource Center Fee: $15.00

  • RUSS S1201H. Intermediate Russian, I. 4 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jun 09 to Jul 04

    Prerequisites: Two semesters of college-level Russian, or the equivalent and the instructor's permission.

    Builds upon skills acquired at introductory level. Emphasis on speaking, reading, writing, and grammar review. Taken with RUSS S1202R, equivalent to full-year intermediate course.Language Resource Center Fee: $15.00

  • RUSS S1202R. Intermediate Russian, II. 4 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 07 to Aug 01

    Prerequisites: Three semesters of college-level Russian, or the equivalent, and the instructor's permission.

    Continuation of RUSS S1201H.Language Resource Center Fee: $15.00

  • RUSS S4333H. Advanced Russian, I. 4 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jun 09 to Jul 04

    Prerequisites: At least four semesters of college-level Russian or the equivalent and the instructor's permission.

    Curriculum evolves according to needs and interests of the students. Emphasis on conversation and composition, reading and discussion of selected texts and videotapes; oral reports required. Conducted entirely in Russian.Language Resource Center Fee: $15.00

  • RUSS S4334R. Advanced Russian, II. 4 pts.
    Runs from the week of Jul 07 to Aug 01

    Prerequisites: Five semesters of college-level Russian, or the equivalent, and the instructor's permission.

    Continuation of RUSS S4333H.Language Resource Center Fee: $15.00

    Comparative Literature Slavic

  • CLSL S3100D. The Archive and the Creative Writer. 3 pts.
    Runs from the week of May 27 to Jul 03

    Archival material can give fiction the sheen of reality. When used in creative writing, materials from the historical record may appear to enhance the truth-value of literature, but are texts based on the archive any more real than purely fictional ones? This course explores the complicated relationships between archives and creative writing through the fiction of Jorge Luis Borges, Danilo Kis, Lazlo Krasznahorkai, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, and others. We trace how literary texts use archives to build a sense of reality, but also how they complicate, undermine, and completely deconstruct our notions of truth, both historical and personal. The course also exposes students to New York City's richa rchival resources, and facilitates interaction with local experts in the field (current and former curators )in an effort to familiarize students with archival work and to prepare them for their final project. In a more creative take on a final paper, students are asked to produce their own piece of fiction or non-fiction based on (guided) archival explorations.

  • The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.